In memory of the one woman I could count on when craving a new overseas adventure.
Disclaimer: This article is not for the faint of heart. Should you have issues with sexual violence, then I advise that you skip this piece. This is taken from my book, The Colors of Sand, and will be available for purchase in January 2019 on Amazon. Standing in front of the mirror, I looked at myself... Continue Reading →
This is the second half of the interview that talks about a female traveler's relationship with her father and how her experiences in Saudi Arabia deeply affected her.
The adventures of a solo, female teacher and globe-trotter, and how her love of travel affects relationships with family and friends.
I apologize for the delay in writing and posting. From July 22-August 6, 2018, I was away in Ireland for a series of workshops for my Master's in Creative Nonfiction. I was inspired by the people and places I visited and will be posting the articles I have written over the next several weeks. This... Continue Reading →
For most of my life I believed there was a better way to pray, a better way to connect with God, and that more existed than what I was being taught at home and in church, but what did I know? I was only seven years old. I had not only been born recognizing that... Continue Reading →
No one stopped me from stepping off the curb and climbing into the backseat of the dark green Suburban. No one yelled or told me to go back. No one was on standing on the curb hailing a cab or waiting for a loved one to escort them home. It was twelve-thirty in the morning... Continue Reading →
To maintain consistency with blog posts, I am going to start posting on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week. You will know when to expect a new post and I will dutifully have them ready for you to read. I had been practicing yoga consistently for over a year and was in downward dog one... Continue Reading →
Dealing with crusty, flying things that go buzz in the night is where I draw the line. To read more about moving into my condo and my family of cockroaches, check out my article, Life Is About Trade-Offs. I had been living in my condo in Bangkok for a month and honestly believed that I... Continue Reading →
There are trade-offs when living and working in different countries. For example, when I moved to Bangkok, I traded clean air for black smoke guzzling out of tailpipes. I exchanged four seasons for tropical weather and sunny skies, clean streets for decaying food waste on street corners and small bugs for bigger ones. Every day... Continue Reading →